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September 2016

The AGF Website Gets A New Look!

Hey there, fabric lovers!

I hope you are doing great. Today, I’m super excited to tell you about a big transition that AGF has made! Are you ready for this…We have a new and improved website! Yay! As technology advances, it’s important for us to give you the best experience as you explore all your favorite AGF collections. Therefore, we have made it easier to navigate our website with clearer menus, dynamic images, and a mobile friendly version so that you can learn about AGF from any device. Check out all the things you can explore in the video below:

Isn’t it awesome how easy it is to explore the Art Gallery Fabrics website? Some of my favorite features are browsing collections by designers, viewing our lookbooks within the site, being able to find tons of free sewing patterns, and best of all, locating local shops by zip code and online retailers that carry AGF. I invite you to explore our new website and check out all the things we have to offer. :D

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Feel free to let us know in the comments your thoughts about the new website and anything you think we should improve. Thanks for your feedback!

As always, stay creative!

 

Happy web exploring,

Stephanie


Lagom: Just the right amount...

Hey everyone!

How’s the week treating you so far? Here at the AGF HQ, things are getting more exciting because Quilt Market is approaching…but we’ll leave that conversation for another time. I’m here to tell you all about my love for simplicity and my adoration for black and white. I know that at first, the thought of black and white can seem kind of boring, but on the contrary I feel that using these colors can make you more creative.

By challenging yourself to use mostly black and white in some of your projects, it can help you explore other areas of sewing, textiles, and quilt design. For example, you can experiment with bold monotone prints, you can find creative ways to add pops of color into your projects, and you can even incorporate different textures.

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Now that I have you thinking about all the possibilities with black and white fabrics, I have to tell you about the new collection designed by the AGF Studio: Lagom. This collection is all about the right amount of simplicity, color, and sophistication. It actually got its name from the Swedish word meaning “just the right amount” and that’s exactly what this fabric collection expresses. It has the right amount of contrast, florals, geometrics and style! Plus, some of the accent colors resemble the pantone colors of the year, Serenity and Rose Quartz.

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I encourage you to check out the lookbook filled with tons of quilts, garments, and home décor ideas. You’re definitely going to be inspired!

 

Don’t forget to download the “Hinna” free quilt pattern! This modern quilt is sure to make your favorite room extra cozy.

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Feel free to coordinate a few versatile blenders into all your minimal projects. ;)

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Last but not least, if you’re in love with this collection as much as I am, make sure to enter the GIVEAWAY!

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Have a chance to win a fat quarter bundle of this collection. To enter simply fill the form below.

Giveaway ends September 27th at 3:00pm EST.

 

 

P.S. As usual we made a short video for you! Get the feel of this beautiful collection in minutes! Let us know in comments what you think:)

 

 Happy Sewing!

Stephanie

 

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CONGRATULATIONS Susan Michael, you've won the Lagom fabric bundle! Check your email.


Tumbling Blocks Weave Along

Hey there, wonderful makers!

As you probably know, ever since our AGF Sewcialite Mister Domestic made his famous woven toddler trench coat, he took the sewing world by storm. Since that moment, he has become a fabric weaving fiend! His countless projects have inspired tons of makers and has everyone with the urge to learn how to fabric weave.

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For those of you who have been waiting for the right moment to make a woven project, the time to learn has arrived! Throughout the week, Mister Domestic will be hosting the Tumbling Blocks Weave Along featuring Heartland fabrics by Pat Bravo! Yay! He will guide you step-by-step and show you all his tricks to making an amazing woven project.

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To join the fabric weaving party, visit Mister Domestic’s blog, download his Tumbling Block Free Pattern, and get ready to make a mesmerizing project!

As always, thanks for inspiring and stay creative!

Xoxo,

Stephanie


Aurifil Features AGF Designer Katarina Roccella

Hey Makers!

A few days ago our blog contributor Carolina wrote a post about our AGF designer thread boxes and all the great things Aurifil threads have to offer. Coincidentally, we have found out that our designer Katarina Roccella is Aurifil’s Designer of the Month for September!

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In her interview with Aurifil, she talks about her hometown in Serbia, her experience with quilting, and much more! You’ll even have a chance to download her “Into the Blue” free quilt block designed with some of the prints from her collections.

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To read the full interview and learn about Katarina’s creative world, visit Aurifil’s blog. We know you're going to love it! (◕‿◕)

 

As always, stay creative and thanks for inspiring!

Xoxo,

Stephanie

 

P.S. Stay tuned for Katarina’s upcoming fabric collection Blithe! Available October 2016.


5 Projects Made with Fall Florals

Hello, hello fabric lovers!

A few days ago I wrote a little post devoting my love to floral fabrics. I personally think that florals are timeless and the possibilities with them are endless! Plus, they make projects look extra pretty!

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Therefore, to inspire you and get you ready for the fall season; I’ve put together a selection of my favorite projects made with the floral prints I chose for the “Fall Floral Fabrics” bundle.

5 Projects with Florals

Let’s face it, who doesn’t love pretty projects with beautiful flowers on them? Here are a things to suit any style! ;)

  1. Misses’ Knit Top

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Featuring TAP-82490 Paper Flowers Parchment | Tapestry by Sharon Holland

A timeless project that goes well with timeless floral fabrics is a great knit t-shirt. This project featured in the Tapestry fabrics by Sharon Holland lookbook, shows off how you can give a basic tee a touch of class with the right amount of flowers. The toned down colors and the sketchy style of this print can be the focal point of an outfit or it can be layered with a cardigan for cooler weather.

  1. Muse Bag

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Featuring MFL-11354 Line Drawings Yellowed | Millie Fleur by Bari J.

If you’re the kind of gal that likes to switch handbags with the season, this project is perfect for you! The Muse bag featuring this beautiful gold toned floral from Bari J.’s collection Millie Fleur, is sure to add a warm pop of color to any outfit you’ll wear this fall. The best thing about it is that it’s spacious enough to store everyday necessities!

  1. January Peplum & City Girl Romper

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Featuring HOL-46656 Blossom Drift Flushed | Hello Ollie by Bonnie Christine

For those of you who have a baby girl in the family, these little outfits made with Bonnie Christine’s organic fabric collection Hello Ollie will make her look extra adorable. The mix of deep mauve and dusty pink in this print is stylish enough for her to wear all season long!

  1. Art Roll Up

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Featuring SBK-37200 Ink Outburst Fresco | Sketchbook by Sharon Holland

If you’re a drawing or painting enthusiast, this project is waiting for you to make it! The Art Roll Up is great to store your pencils and brushes to keep your home studio organized. It’s also a great travel accessory if you like taking your supplies on the go. In addition, the Ink Outburst Fresco print is sure to inspire you to make some autumn themed art.

  1. Misses’ Wrap Dress

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Featuring HME-70402 Petal Strings Romance | Heart Melodies by AGF Studio

Last but not least, I had to include a fashionable dress that’s great for a girls night out or a dinner party! This Misses’ Wrap Dress made with the Heart Melodies collection by AGF Studio is great for fall because you can accessorize it with a floppy hat, cute boots, and if it’s chilly outside, you can layer it with leggings. It’s the ultimate boho look for the season! ;)


 

I hope you loved all the projects featured with AGF fall florals! Feel free to let me know in the comments what were some of your favorite projects and what you would like to make this fall?

 

Happy Sewing!

-Stephanie


Lets continue having fun with mustard fabric prints

Aloha all creators!

How do you like the AGF color of September? Would you agree that mustard it’s just perfect for the fall season? As you remember we featured 10 mustard fabric prints in this month’s Colorfun episode. But our love for yummy and warm mustard fabric doesn't end here!

I asked you to email us your creations made with the featured fabrics and I have to admit, you continue to amaze us! Thanks to everyone who emailed us the pictures of your wonderful projects! Some of them will be featured today. :)

So let’s get started! Here are 5 projects that look great in mustard fabric! (Click on the name of each project  to find the pattern)

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1.Bubble Dress

We just can’t get enough of this dress. It's so elegant and casual at the same time. The honey mustard fabric from Essentials II by Pat Bravo makes it such a cheerful creation! Your little girl can wear it with leggings for colder days! Thanks to Baby Hobbes Design for making this cutie!

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2. Misses’ Top

I am a fan of  asymmetry in fashion! This dress features an asymmetrical neckline and hemline. I  love how the dotted mustard fabric from the Imprint collection by Katarina Roccella creates gives grey and white solids a contrasting look!

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3.Meredith Quilt

I had to name the quilt after her creator! :) Meredith sent us a picture of this quilt and it was love at first sight. She did a random placement of  half square triangles and white patchwork. Do you remember what's the most important factor to make something beautiful with mustard fabric? It’s to know how to color-coordinate it! Great job Meredith! The combination of mustard fabric (from Arizona collection by April Rhodes) with white and shades of blue looks simply stunning!  

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4.Pyramid Pillow

We stumbled upon this pillow at Sew News magazine and we couldn't resist sharing it with you!What a great way to update you home decor for fall by using one of the gold mustard prints from the Artisan Collection by Pat Bravo! The advantage of this project is that its very easy and quick to make! Don’t forget to click on the name to check out the pattern.

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5.Handkerchief skirt

Match this maxi skirt made with floral mustard fabric from the Etno collection by Pat Bravo with a white or dark top and your favorite boots! With this outfit you are truly ready for fall!

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I hope that you like this month’s color inspiration! Stay tuned for the next ColorFun episode!

Let us know in the comments what other colors you associate with fall!

 

Stay creative!...and happy sewing!

Ola